Are you super frustrated from having knee pain after running or maybe while you’re running? You have tried a number of different things, nothing seems to completely get rid of it, and you’ve just about had it! You might be thinking of possibly stopping running or just dealing with the pain? I’m here to tell you, you CAN run without pain! I’ve helped hundreds of my clients get back to running without pain following these exercises for runners knee pain! They might be a little different then what you’ve seen before, but they make the world of difference!
With most of my clients struggling with runners knee it comes down to 2 things: your breathing and your alignment! You want those two things working together to optimize your performance!
When you use your diaphragm properly, you’re using your core strategy (diaphragm, lower abdominals (transverse abdominus), deep back stabilizers (multifidi), and pelvic floor muscles). This is great news for you because you are working on neuromuscular patterning, which you will notice a difference right away verses waiting for strengthening that can take weeks!
Give these Exercises for Runners Knee Pain a try!
Each only takes about 5-10x each side….it’s all about the breathing and alignment!
Make sure you are set up with hips, shoulders, and ankles in line. Press into your forearm and on your exhale press your hips up and press the top knee into your bottom knee. By doing this you are using you’re pelvis stabilizing muscle (glute med) and your opposite adductor muscle to help each other work better. These are synergistic muscles and that glute med muscles super important for runners! This can also be done in a full side plank or at the wall.